From the HBOTB Website:
The Honda Battle of the Bands was created to celebrate, support and recognize the excellence of Black college marching bands and the unique academic experience offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Honda annually awards approximately $200,000 in grants to participating marching bands during the program period.
Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase
Eight bands are chosen to advance to the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. The Invitational Showcase features musical performances from these eight HBCU marching bands.
The Power of Dreams
As a company that thrives on innovation, Honda understands the power that dreams hold. Dreams guide us and inspire us to imagine a better future. For Honda, it means creating innovative products that enhance mobility and benefit society. We embrace and support those who forge their dreams into a better future. For over 30 years, Honda has supported the success and dreams of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). With initiatives like the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge and Honda Battle of the Bands, we have been able to touch the lives of more than 170,000 students and award more than $12 million in grants in support of HBCUs. For 17 years, the Honda Battle of the Bands has been committed to supporting the dreams of HBCUs by investing in their music education programs and showcasing their exceptional student musicians. As we continue to prepare these students to “Live their dreams”, we look forward to another Invitational Showcase.